Kanchan. India, 1995. platinum-palladium print. 8x10 inches

 

Kanchan. India, 1995.
Palladium-platinum print from 8×10 inch negative

My mother, and her shadow, and the frames… what is resolved and what is tolerated. This image sums up an extraordinary woman and an extraordinary life. And I am still moving towards what is obscured by being seeing.

“There is a difference, a great one, between the resolving power of the best image appreciated and the worst image tolerated.” John B Williams, ‘Image Clarity: high resolution photography’, Focal press, 1990, p45